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Local Designers’ Favorite Rooms

February 12, 2018 by and
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Interior designers create rooms that are both beautiful and functional to reflect their clients’ tastes and needs. But what happens when there is no client involved? Three local designers describe their favorite rooms in their own homes, offering insights into their design philosophies.

Living Room
by Diane Luxford
D-Lux Interiors

Why is this room your favorite in your home?
In my living room and dining room, I love the soft gray-blue and gray-purple colors and accents of citrus lime green. I selected the furnishings for a contemporary feeling. The dining table and chairs are from a Danish furniture manufacturer—a favorite, as my heritage is Danish. I added a classic 1950s fabric, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, to the chairs.

What makes the room unique?
I have great flexibility in the room. I can remove the cocktail table, extend the dining table and add another table to seat 18 people for Christmas lunch or holiday dinners.

How does the room accommodate your lifestyle?
Two glass-front curios and an armoire give me plenty of storage, which allows me to indulge in my love of various styles of china and stemware.

Master Bedroom
by Patti Rosholm
StageAura 

Why is this room your favorite in your home?
My bedroom stands out over all the other rooms in my house because it’s quiet. It’s not a big, rolling master bedroom like many, but it’s serene. I think women gravitate toward smaller spaces in their homes because smaller spaces feel cozy. My little dog Joanie loves the bedroom, too; she is always with me.

What makes the room unique?
The master bedroom is unique because it’s simple in design and space. The walls are a mink gray in color, complemented with white accents. The floating shelf above the white linen headboard gives the room some extra dimension and a place to display some special pieces of artwork and personal keepsakes. The contrast between the espresso-stained furniture and white accents, accompanied by dark walls and an abundance of natural light, makes it all come together. There is also a sitting area that I love. It brings in a feeling of warmth and coziness.

How does the room accommodate your lifestyle?
We have no TV in our bedroom. The bedroom is for quiet reflection and a sense of winding down from a busy day. It’s where I go to pray and rest from a very demanding world.

Master Bath
by Pam Stanek
The Interior Design Firm

Why is this room your favorite in your home?
The master bath is one of my favorite spaces. It’s the first and last room I see every day.

What makes the room unique?
When updating the bathroom, I chose to remove traditional elements such as round columns and white raised panel cabinets. By removing the columns, I opened up this space to allow more light and highlight cleaner lines. Tile, cabinets, and countertops were selected to coordinate with the original custom-colored wallpaper. Luxe gold plumbing and hardware create a more sophisticated feel.

How does the room accommodate your lifestyle?
Changing the whirlpool tub to a therapeutic bath, improving the efficiency of the lighting throughout, and the aesthetics of the details make this space perfect for our everyday needs and expectations.

This article was printed in the January/February 2018 edition of Omaha Home

ASID Project Awards 2015

March 3, 2016 by
Photography by Contributed by ASID photography by Thomas Grady, Tom Kessler, and Mark Kresl

Environments, spaces, rooms…doesn’t matter how you refer to them…the vibe of your business can have a profound impact on the bottom line. Professional designers are an integral partner when it comes to conceptualizing, coordinating, and executing a vision on how your brand will be perceived.

The ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Nebraska/Iowa Chapter Designers’ Project Awards 2015 showcase the very best in commercial property work.

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Design Impact Award Winner
Kris Patton, ASID, and Jerome Bergmeier, Allied ASID Interiors Joan and Associates
Legacy Eyecare
Category: Healthcare
Photography by Tom Kessler
interiorsbyjoan.com

This showroom and patient area was designed to enhance the customer experience, giving clients an open, comfortable, yet very functional healthcare space. Custom-designed shelving was incorporated to highlight the various lines of high-end frames carried here. This new office space was designed not only to accommodate the patients’ needs, but also those of the optician’s growing business. Areas for enhanced technology use, marketing activity, and
staff comfort were all carefully considered
and executed.

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Lisa McCoid, ASID, and Alexis Trout, Allied ASID
D3 Interiors
Tuscany Apartments Clubhouse
Category: Hospitality
Photography by Tom Kessler
d3interiors.net

To give this clubhouse the feeling of an upscale hotel lobby, clean, crisp lines were integrated into the space with the use of a herringbone, wood-look tile on the floor that draws you into the main gathering and entertaining space. Those clean lines are continued throughout the space with the use of solid fabrics applied to the furniture along with patterned accent pieces that bring character into the space.

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Julie Odermatt, ASID
D3 Interiors
Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry
Category: Healthcare
Photography by Tom Kessler
d3interiors.net

The ultimate goal for this pediatric dental office was to keep the atmosphere fun and welcoming for all kids while achieving the most efficient flow between the various stations. To define various elements throughout the office space, brightly hued accents of lime green, blue, and red were used.

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Ellen Turnage, Allied ASID
Interiors Joan and Associates
Strasburger Orthopaedics
Category: Healthcare
Photography by Tom Kessler
interiorsbyjoan.com

A modern, energized, yet soothing environment was created to appeal to both the patients’ desire for an upscale, professional healthcare facility and their need for a calming atmosphere that would aid in the overall healing process. Increased and improved lighting schematics, a new lunchroom retreat, and performance materials that hold up to the necessary code requirements of a commercial environment all enhance the workplace for clients and professional staff members alike.

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Pam Stanek, ASID
The Interior Design Firm
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Category: Corporate
Photography by Thomas Grady
idfomaha.com

The interior finishes of this church were updated to a timeless neutral palette to accommodate the different colors displayed during the services and celebrations throughout the year. The acoustics were enhanced for speech intelligibility and musical enjoyment.

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Stacie Muhle, Allied ASID
Artistico Interiors
TEAM Software
Category: Corporate
Photography by Mark Kresl
artisticodesign.net

This office was designed to allow functionality within an innovative space. Advanced technology such as a custom conference table with a pop-up data console, a state-of-the-art projection screen, and electronic Lutron shades are incorporated to enhance staff performance and flexibility. The end result is an atmosphere that promotes creative collaboration in a fun, fresh space for TEAM Software.

Pam Stanek

February 25, 2013 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Boundless energy has always been part of my makeup,” says Pam Stanek, co-owner of Omaha’s The Interior Design Firm, “I’m happiest when I’m busy.”

As the oldest of six girls, Stanek was bound to attain the leadership skills needed to succeed in the ever-creative and competitive world of interior design. “Entrepreneurship is evident in my family,” Stanek explains. “My family-owned businesses, my husband is a retired business owner, and four of my children own businesses.” This would explain her talent as an entrepreneur and the success of The Interior Design Firm, which she became part-owner of over 30 years ago with now-retired Charlotte Dann. Stanek is also an active member of the ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Nebraska-Iowa Chapter, is on the board for UMB Bank, and supports many charitable organizations.

01 Febuary 2013- Pam Stanek is photographed for Omaha Magazine.

However, it’s never ‘all work and no play’ for Stanek. She enjoys golf, travel, and spending time with her family at her lake house in Fremont during the summers. Health is also an important aspect of her life, as she says, “I attempt to keep healthy by walking, exercising, and doing light weights several times a week. I do stretching exercises every day, which I feel is necessary as one ages.”

Aside from her business and hobbies, Stanek prides herself on being the matriarch of her family. She has five children and 14 grandchildren with husband Ed, and says, “I feel I have accomplished many things, the greatest being my family. Ed and I watched our children grow into amazing people.” Stanek adds, “It’s great to be in our 60s and have the opportunity to enjoy our family and friends.”